Edna Kiplagat bags silver in World Championship Marathon

Edna Kiplagat bags silver in World Championship Marathon

Kenya's Edna Kiplagat bagged silver in the IAAF World Champion marathon in London on Sunday, losing at the final stretch to Kenyan turned Bahraini Rose Chelimo.

Edna Kiplagat who has won gold twice in the World championship would have made history by winning the third gold. Everything seemed to go according to plan until Chelimo accelerated in the final kilometer to deny her the ultimate prize.

American Amy Craig won the bronze ahead of Kenyan Flomena Daniel.

Chelimo timed 2:27:11 just seven seconds ahead of Kiplagat.

The third Kenyan Eunice Kirwa finished 6th behind Shure Demise of Ethiopia.

After the third day of the competitions that run to 13th August, Kenya has one gold won by Kirui in the men's marathon, one silver and two bronze medals.

At 11:15pm Kenyan time on Sunday, Emmanuel Korir, Ferguson Rrotich and kipyegon Bett will take part in the Men's 800m semi-final.

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